Archive for February 14th, 2019

Business Briefs 14 February 2019

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 8:57 AM

* The Ton Poh Fund, a shareholder of Saigon Cargo Service Corporation (SCS), purchased 830,000 SCS shares early this month. After the transaction, the Thai fund raised its [...]
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Stock markets jump as Trump boosts trade deal hopes

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Stock markets jumped Wednesday on hopes of a breakthrough in the US-China trade war. The dollar mostly rose, while oil prices rallied on news that OPEC crude output hit a [...]
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Asian shares rise as Trump boosts US-China talks

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian stocks climbed Wednesday as US President Donald Trump said he could extend the deadline for a trade deal with China, appearing to boost the prospects of an agreement. [...]
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HK construction worker jailed for 10 years for raping Indonesian domestic helper slammed by judge for showing no remorse

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong man who showed no remorse after he raped his Indonesian domestic helper five days into her job was jailed for 10 years by a court on Wednesday. Fung Hoi-yeung, [...]
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HK is considering changing the law on transferring fugitives  so how are extraditions dealt with now, and why are there no deals with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau?

HK is considering changing the law on transferring fugitives so how are extraditions dealt with now, and why are there no deals with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau?

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is considering allowing the reciprocal transfer of fugitives with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau, on a case-by-case basis. The proposal by the Security Bureau is [...]
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HK banks must step up cybersecurity, protect customers’ data as online scams multiply, warns industry leader

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s banks must step up their efforts to combat cybercrime and protect customers’ data amid a dramatic rise in online attacks, one of the city’s most [...]
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Police stop HK$3.8 million Ferrari for speeding at 100mph on busy HK highway and find driver is on wanted list

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong police intercepted a white Ferrari travelling at 160km/h (100mph) or twice the speed limit on a busy highway on Wednesday. The 36-year-old driver, a local [...]
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More than 70 per cent of foreign domestic helpers in HK work over 13 hours a day, Chinese University survey shows

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

More than 70 per cent of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong work over 13 hours a day, a university survey has found. But some of these workers do not get the full salary [...]
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Two HK teenagers arrested after handrail hurled onto railway tracks disrupted MTR services

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of throwing a 17-metre handrail onto railway tracks, causing damage to an overhead cable and disrupting train services in Hong [...]
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HK Imports Over 90pct of Its Food, But That’s About to Change

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Ecowatch | 6:00 AM

Farmers are starting to re-emerge, supported by a restaurant scene that is wise to the benefits of a fresh local food system and a network of farmers’ markets. In many [...]
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Lawmakers warn HK’s China extradition plans a ‘Trojan horse’

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Plans by Hong Kong to allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China following a high-profile murder case could become a “Trojan horse” for Beijing to [...]
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HK stocks open higher as Trump hints at trade truce extension and prospect of ‘real deal’ with China

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong stocks opened higher on Wednesday, mirroring the gains seen overnight in the US after President Donald Trump hinted he may be prepared to let the looming deadline [...]
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HK pushes ahead with blanket ban on e-cigarettes, with maximum penalty of six months in jail and HK$50,000 fine

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong pushes ahead with blanket ban on e-cigarettes, with maximum penalty of six months in jail and HK$50,000 fine It may be the end of the road for vapers in Hong Kong [...]
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Flu still at peak season in Taiwan: CDC

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

The flu season in Taiwan is still at a peak, with eight flu-related deaths reported last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday. During the [...]
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Taiwan’s China Airlines pilot strike grounds thousands of passengers during busy New Year holiday

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

A strike by pilots of Taiwan’s flagship international airline has left some 20,000 passengers without flights toward the end of a major holiday week as bargaining has [...]
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